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Dex Flix brings you the latest movie reviews and previews of what's coming out for 2020. As well as past movies that you missed on the big screen!

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "UNCORKED" 2020 

A Netflix production by Prentice Penny who focuses on a story about a man who seeks to follow his own passion and dreams of being a Sommelier called “Elijah” played by Mamoudou Athie. With his Dad “Louis” played by Courtney B Vance is so focused on taking over the family business, Louis doesn’t see the interest from his son until its almost too late. 

Elijah must find a way to balance his dreams with his Father’s expectations as there will be no real winners in the end if he doesn’t choose right. 

The film is easy going and personally didn’t like how the film ended and felt cheated. If there was a better ending I feel more people would have been on the satisfactory factor.

Personal Rating 6.1/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.1/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "MARRIAGE STORY" 2020 

Director Noah Baumach’s take on the breaking up of a Marriage and how a Family can stay together in this ordeal. With two leading actors in the heart of it, Adam Driver who plays “Charlie” and Scarlett Johansson play’s Charlie’s wife “Nicole”. 

We see how relationships can be torn by the lack of trust and support for one another and how much heartache it can be legally. Despite not being together on paper we can still how Baumach’s directing captures how a family can stick together in such a crisis after all.

Personal Rating 7.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 8/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "FRACTURED" 2020 

Director Brandon Anderson gets us thinking in this mystery thriller where Sam Worthington plays “Ray Monroe” makes a few stops at a gas station with his wife and daughter. 

They’re in a desperate race to get to the hospital as their daughter has a fractured arm but things get strange as Ray can’t find his wife and daughter after coming to the Hospital. 

A decent watch during this time and good brain teaser for film goers.

Personal Rating 6.6/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.4/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "IN THE TALL GRASS" 2020 

A Stephen King classic comes to the big screen by Director Vincenzo Natali. We follow the journey of two siblings, Laysla De Oliveira who plays the sister “Becky DeMuth” and Avery Whitted who plays the brother “Cal DeMuth”. 

They stop for a break but then notice a cry for help in the grass on the roadside. Things get stranger the further they go in, but the real question will they find the cry for help or will they escape.

Personal Rating 5.1/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.4/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "BEATS" 2020 

Director Chris Robinson focuses on a reclusive teenager who has a gift in producing music. Khalil Everage who plays the teenager “August Monroe” forms an unlikely partnership with his School Security Guard “Romelo” played by Anthony Anderson, who’s luck has been somewhat short of late. 

Music always brings people closer, so its no different as August & Romelo are united with their love for Hip Hop and battle against their past to break through in Chicago Music Scene. Honourable mentioned for Uzo Aduba who plays the Mother “Carla Monroe” trying to protect her son from the world she sees fit.

Personal Rating 6.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 6.4/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "DOLEMITE" 2020 

Biography Comedy / Drama directed by Craig Brewer, showcasing how real life legend Rudy Ray Moore’s alter-go became an absolute Blaxploitation phenomenon. 

Rudy Moore is played by Eddie Murphy who gives a adaptation of his career in the late 70’s. With well-known stars like Snoop Dogg & TI from the music industry as well as Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Keegan Michael Key and Wesley Snipes also feature in this film, making it an enjoyable viewing.

Personal Rating 7.5/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.3/10

 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "ONWARD" 2020 

Another Pixar film about 2 elven brothers who discovery that their father left quest that could bring him back to life for a day. Can they master the old magical ways that once ruled their way of life and meet their father one more time! 

An animated comedy which is one for the family and I can’t remember a Pixar franchise that I didn’t like so it’s a thumbs up from me on this film.

Personal Rating 7.6/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10 

 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "JUST MERCY" 2020 

Director Destin Daniel Cretton brings to life the story about the world renowned civil rights defence attorney “Bryan Stevenson” played by Michael B Jordan. Bryan works hard to build a case to free a man wrongly condemned to death row. 

Death row prisoner “Walter Macmillan” played by Jamie Foxx is desperate to see his family and see justice done but whilst in prison he’s hope is tested by fellow inmates who haven’t had any luck with their previous defence attorneys. 

Another snapshot of black history captured in America, during the 80’s where racism and US Courts leaned more in corruption than justice.

Personal Rating 7.8/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7.5/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "QUEEN & SLIM" 2020 

Director Melina Matsoukas tells a story a couple’s first date that takes an unusual turn of events when they are stopped by a police officer. 

Leading couple Jodie Turner-Smith plays the Afrocentric “Queen” and Daniel Kaluuya plays the risk taker “Slim”. A movie which captured iconic cinematic moments that was complimented by the soulful vibes of the OST.

Personal Rating 7.9/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 7/10 

DEX FLIX'S FILM REVIEW "A FALL FROM GRACE" 2020 

A Tyler Perry production sees “Grace Walters” played by Crystal Fox, recovering from an ex-husband’s affair. She turns a new page in her life with a blossoming new romance but things are not what it seems when her soft and gentle side is tested. 

With a few small hiccups this is still a good story and will have you either cussing or questioning the possibilities in the end.

Personal Rating 6.9/10 - | Critics Rating (IMDd) - 5.8/10